Advance orders are now being taken for INSPIRATIONS, the female fantasy sequel to HALLUCINATIONS. The limited signed hardcover of HALLUCINATIONS sold out before its street date. We expect the limited signed hardcover edition of INSPIRATIONS will sell out even faster than that! All INSPIRATIONS advance orders made through this site will receive a free original William Stout sketch inside each book!
INSPIRATIONS focuses on my loving portraits of the women in my fantastic realms. Be they winged and magical fairy folk, half-fish and sweetly salted mermaids, or even exotic denizens of that distant world called Barsoom, they are here. They and dozens more await you, the intrepid reader, in these pages. Each of them are as fair, fierce and fascinating—and as terribly dangerous and impossible to hold—as her companions.
Every one of these stunning visions is captured in ink-and-watercolor to best reveal the very life and likeness of the subjects in their full-blooded beauty. And, as is true of every release from Flesk Publications, the greatest care has been taken to achieve the highest reproduction quality of these muses—these dearest of William Stout’s INSPIRATIONS.
WAIT! There’s MORE! The introduction to INSPIRATIONS details the entire artistic process of how Stout creates a picture in what he calls his Rackham/Dulac ink-and-watercolor style. Stout reveals techniques whose secrets have been lost for over 100 years!
The hardbound edition is limited to 500 copies, plus 150 Artist’s Proofs. Exclusive to this edition is a bound-in full color plate reproducing an unpublished illustration. Each copy is numbered and signed. ORDER SOON — this will be the only hardcover edition of this book.
INSPIRATIONS is due in November — just in time for the holidays!
The boxes of the William Stout ZOMBIES! calendar arrived on my doorstep today! All copies purchased through the William Stout Bazaar (part of this website) will be signed by Yours Truly (unless you’re desperate to keep yours in absolutely mint sealed condition).
TWELVE full color zombie images, many of them holiday-themed, fill this 2011 calendar by Mr. Zombies-R-Us himself! Already declared to be one of the bestselling calendars of the year, my zombie graphics combined with my wicked sense of humor make for one of the coolest gift items to lurch its way down the pike in a long time! I even included “Famous Dates in Zombie History” throughout the calendar’s day listings. Now Available! Too much fun!
PLUS, this year’s William Stout–50 Convention Sketches book is now available! We’re up to Volume 16, for those of you who are keeping track.
Another classic in the William Stout 50 Convention Sketches series, this volume boasts a Barsoomian cover, more Edgar Rice Burroughs art inside, lots of new dinosaurs (of course!), plenty of fantasy illustrations, three new blues portraits, five CD covers (prior to coloring), a new Pablo Neruda poem translation and illustration, Bill’s sketchbook thumbnails, cool stuff from the Stout Archives, plus six illustrations for Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
Woo Hoo! It’s an annual tradition! Don’t miss it!